Staff Accountant
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Houston Ballet - Headquarters - Houston, TX
Senior Accountant - Houston Ballet

Come work with us at Houston Ballet!  Picture yourself at an amazing organization committed to inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography, and superb educational programs. At Houston Ballet, you’ll be surrounded by creative teams who challenge you, support you, inspire you, and celebrate artistic achievement. 


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We are looking for a Staff Accountant to join our Finance team.  Our ideal candidate has strong accounting and analysis skills, is eager to learn, and is willing to accept the challenge of finding new innovative ways to improve our processes. The Staff Accountant will work directly with team members responsible for GL, AP, AR, Payroll, Facilities and Human Resources and will serve as a resource for other departments throughout the organization.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform general accounting duties:

  • Ensure the accuracy of general ledger account balances at the end of each accounting period through the regular review of general ledger transactions and by proposing adjusting journal entries when necessary.
  • Review accounting documents for accurate account codes related to specific Departments, Project IDs, and Expense Categories.
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts at the end of each accounting period to subsidiary schedules.
  • Prepare, enter and/or approve general ledger journal entries
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly/annually financial reports and special report preparation.
  • Provide financial reports to department managers when requested.
  • Assist in training other staff to improve and enrich knowledge.
  • Assist with other accounting duties and special projects as assigned by supervisor.
  • Assist with preparation of audit schedules and responses for the annual audit.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (accounting or finance is preferred)
  • 2 to 4 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in small business or non-profit accounting
  • Experience and working knowledge with general ledger transactions such as adjustments, journal entries, reclassifications, and reconciliations of accounts.
  • Experience with preparation of audit schedules and analysis
  • Experience in non-profit accounting/finance is preferred.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office, with emphasis in Excel. Knowledge of Sage Intacct accounting system experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with particular emphasis in Excel.


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Statement:

Houston Ballet Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job-related disability or marital status.


Houston Ballet embraces inclusion, diversity, equity and access. We recognize our responsibility to be an open, welcoming and anti-racist organization where students, artists, staff, trustees and volunteers of all backgrounds collaboratively learn, work and serve. Inclusion, diversity, equity and access are instrumental in the fulfillment of our mission and values. We address the challenges of our future in a culture that honors what is unique in all of us. Join us, together we are Houston Ballet.


Core Values:

Houston Ballets shared values are essential to our success as a world-class ballet company and academy. These values guide our decisions and behaviors and shape our culture.

  • EXCELLENCE: We are passionate about results. Our programs are recognized and awarded for excellence. We are committed to delivering quality programs at the highest standard. Work in all departments matches the caliber of the programming on stage.
  • ENGAGED: We are proud to be a part of a company that produces art and trains artists. We attend performances and are tremendous advocates for the education and community engagement programs we offer. We are all in and well-versed in the mission of Houston Ballet.
  • DRIVEN: We are driven to take goals and run with them. We are excited to deliver results beyond expectations. We are accountable for our actions and work. We reinvent Standard Operations Procedures, leaving our jobs better than we found them. Much of our work product becomes the standard for individuals who will fill our roles in the years to come.
  • COLLABORATIVE: We unite around Houston Ballets mission and support each other in reaching goals. We share information widely and generously and treat our team members, customers, and patrons with respect and sensitivity. We embrace inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. We recognize our responsibility to be an open, welcoming, and anti-racist organization where students, artists, staff, trustees, and volunteers of all backgrounds collaboratively learn, work and serve. We nurture the growth and understanding of how each of us fits into the larger picture and we celebrate organizational achievements.
  • PATRON-CENTERED: Our patrons (subscribers/supporters/donors/stakeholders) are at the center of all we do and are at the top of our minds in our decisions and actions. Our patrons are delighted by the excellent customer service they receive at every interaction at Houston Ballet.
Houston Ballet Values:
Houston Ballet is dedicated to creating meaningful change by cultivating a space that honors what is unique in all of us. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) are instrumental in the fulfillment of our mission and values. We recognize our responsibility to be an inclusive and open organization for students, artists, staff, trustees, and volunteers of all backgrounds. We provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. To request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please kindly contact the Houston Ballet Director of Human Resources at 713-535-3249.
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